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EVA Air Spends Big as It Continues Major Fleet Expansion

Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has announced orders for new aircraft totaling nearly $8 billion, adding to the airline's already large amount of current orders. After weighing the latest options, the carrier turned to Boeing's 787, rather than Airbus' A350 aircraft, and placed an order for 24 B787-10 aircraft. [caption id="attachment_3433" align="alignleft" width="406"] Photo provided by Boeing[/caption] "We look forward to welcoming EVA Airways as Boeing's newest member of the 787-10 Dreamliner launch customer group," says Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive Ray Conner.…

Boeing Completes Utah Expansion Project

On September 25th, Boeing announced the completion of their most recent expansion project with the successful manufacture of a horizontal stabilizer in Salt Lake City, Utah. The horizontal stabilizer was built for a new Boeing 787, made up of composite materials that weigh less while still providing sufficient support to the…

United Applies For New Service to Xian, China

Continuing with their steady growth in Asia, United Airlines has announced new service, pending government approval, to Xian, China (XIY) from San Francisco (SFO). The flight would operate a seasonal summer schedule of 3x a week from May 10, through October 29 on a Boeing 787-8. "We are excited by…

Air Canada Launches Premium Transcontiental Routes

Air Canada, the flag carrier of Canada, has launched a premium transcontinental business class product in an effort to catch up with their American counterparts, and to win back business lost to new low cost carriers entering the market. The flights, operated by their 777-300ER, 787-8, A330 and 767 aircraft,…

American Announces Plans for Their 787 Dreamliner

American Airlines, on Wednesday, announced its plans for its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.  This comes after a long wait and has made many eager to see inside of the new aircraft.  The interior configuration as well as the routes it will fly were revealed. Across the board the 787 boasts features…